The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

For the first 100 customers, store franchisee and owner Krishna Patel handed out free insulated tumblers. Krishna said they were looking at Charleston for a long time and were trying to find the right location. “We’re looking forward to working with the community, college, everyone,” Krishna said.

Charleston’s running on Dunkin’

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2022

Students and “townies” alike descended on Charleston’s new Dunkin’ location this morning, lining up outside ahead of the 8 a.m. opening. Around 30 customers arrived before the doors opened, but...

HOPE holds a candlelight vigil to honor and remember those who have passed away from domestic violence. They read off  the names of women and children who were victims while the attendees light their candles and have a moment of silence before blowing them out.

Candlelight vigil shows 46 names of domestic violence victims, spreads awareness

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 3, 2022

Forty-six names were spoken into the dark, cold wind, with no light but a circle of candles lit by individuals who sought to remember and spread awareness at HOPE’s candlelight vigil for victims and...

The Charleston City Council meets on Tuesday evening to discuss street closures for different events being held.

City Council approves street closures for holiday events

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 19, 2022

Charleston City Council approved temporary street closures for multiple events happening in the coming months on Tuesday evening.   The council unanimously approved street closures for a Leader in...

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs stacks his papers while after reading an ordinance for regulating low-speed gas-powered bicycles during the City Council meeting Tuesday evening at City Hall.

City Council approves $101K for Sister City Park fencing

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter October 4, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved a bid award for the construction of a chain link fence at the Sister City Phase II Facility for $101,231 Tuesday evening. The bid was awarded to BJ’s...

The City Council have their meeting Tuesday evening.

City Council files Title 6 amendment for public inspection

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 20, 2022

The Charleston City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday to put on file for public inspection an amendment to Title 6 city ordinance adding a new chapter regarding low-speed electric and gas-powered...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Zella Powell is a woman well worth honoring

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Zella Powell is a woman well worth honoring

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

In September 2020, University President David Glassman asked me during an interview on Douglas Hall what name I thought would be best if the university decided to rename the building. Having looked around...

Charleston City Mayor Brandon Combs introduces an ordinance for the Tax Increment Financing during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

City Council approves $1 million for Sister City Phase II project

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 19, 2022

The Charleston City Council approved two resolutions obligating $1,075,000 in the Rebuild Illinois Funds to Sister City for construction and repair fees on Tuesday night at City Hall.   $255,000 were...

Scott Smith, Charleston, Ill. city manager observes the damages of the five-car accident on the intersection of University Drive and Lincoln Ave on Sept. 19, 2021.

Man dead following 5-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2021

A man fleeing the police in a car chase through Charleston that led to a 5-vehicle wreck is dead, according to the Illinois State Police. He was pronounced dead at a hospital following the wreck. The...

Lunar eclipse to occur Wednesday morning

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2021

The first total lunar eclipse in over two years will occur early Wednesday morning and will be made even more special as it is combined with a supermoon. Donald Pakey, Doctor of Physics and director...

UPD officers serve up floats

Janet Pernell, Multicultural reporter October 5, 2016

Students lined up outside of Coleman Hall Wednesday afternoon to be handed cups of root beer floats by officers from the University Police Department. The University Board has put together a social...

The Rotary Community Aquatic Center opened at 4 p.m. Thursday because of the unseasonably cold temperatures. Attendence of the pool has been lowered by the rainy week.

Aquatic classes available at Rotary pool

Tony Komada, Online Editor July 9, 2015

Session two of the swimming lessons offered by the Rotary Community Aquatic Center began on Monday and will continue through July 17. “Learning how to swim is life changing,” said Gena Bunch-Epperson,...

New PFLAG chapter to support local LGBT, parents

Derrin Coad, Staff Reporter July 7, 2015

A new chapter of PFLAG has opened up in Charleston and members are eager to offer support to LGBT children and their parents. The new Charleston chapter of PFLAG, which stands for Parents and Friends...

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